Don't know how I have been functioning.
I told the beginning of my story in my post, "Severe PND and anxiety" a few weeks ago and I finally got my test results back and wow, they really confirm why I have felt so horrible. My estradiol was 1.79pg/ml, which is at the lowest of the range, but my progesterone is at a 75.97pg/ml and the range is 127-446. The results said my Prog/E2 ratio is at 42.44 and it should be 200-600. I can't believe my levels are so low and it is scary for me to think how I am really at risk for all sorts of cancers being in such an estrogen dominance mode. At the same time, however, I think I am low on estrogen too since I get night sweats, super light periods and many of the other common symptoms of low estrogen too. So, could it be that I am estrogen dominant but with low estrogen? Is there such a thing?
I have been studying a lot about hormones and a lot of the literature I read says estrogen should be around 50-150pg for women to feel good, but yet on a lot of reference ranges from these hormonal tests, the ranges are between 1.0-10.8pg so I am confused. In your experience what should estrogen levels be at? I am only 31, almost 32. I know that you have said that progesterone levels should be 600:1 so does that mean 600pg to 1pg of Estrogen?
I can't believe with these levels that I have been able to conceive and carry two babies to term with these low hormones. Please help me! Thank you in advance for your help and all your wisdom you have shared on this website.